Providing local, fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need through our existing pantry system was “Up from the Earth’s” initial focus and remains a top priority. From the start, grow an extra row was their motto.
Raising awareness of our local food insecurity issues to help our cause is also a priority. So in late summer of 2017, UFTE welcomed our official mascot, Zucchini Guy, keeping them visible to the public throughout the year.
UFTE has partnered with ISU Extension, Morningside College, and Siouxland District Health Department.